If you are diagnosed with candida, you will need to eliminate all yeast and glutens from your diet. This can be a challenge because most breads, pastries, cereals, pastas, snacks and packaged foods contain both. A gluten-free diet will usually eliminate yeast as well. Most people with systemic yeast problems can tolerate brown rice, which contains no glutens. Many breads and pastas are made from rice. You can also eat spelt bread as a substitute for wheat or multigrain bread. If you like snacks, there are plenty of gluten-free crackers and cookies made from pecans, almonds and other nuts. These foods are available in the health-food aisle at most major grocery stores.
Supplements are also important for ridding the body of excess candida. Probiotics can help to rid the body of this fungus, as can digestive enzymes. Other yeast-killing supplements include garlic, Paul D'Arco tea, grapefruit seed extract and cat's claw. Often coconut oil can be used in lieu of vegetable oil to help eliminate the overgrowth of candida.
You should understand that when yeast dies in the system, it produces toxins. This reaction can make you feel bad a times. However, this side effect will subside over time as your system gets rid of the yeast.